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2014

Variational principles are powerful tools in many branches of theoretical physics. Certain conservative systems which do not admit of a traditional Euler-Lagrange variational formulation are given a novel generalization. Illustrative examples, including the recently discovered scale-invariant analogue of the Korteweg-de Vries equation are presented…

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2013

Following recent observations suggesting the presence of the geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) in ohmically heated discharges in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) [J. R. Robinson et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 54, 105007 (2012)], the behaviour of the GAM is studied numerically using the two fluid, global code CENTORI [P. J. Knight et al. Com…

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2011

Transport analysis of MAST discharges indicates that ion collisional transport is an important loss mechanism in the core of a spherical tokamak. In the strongly-varying equilibrium fields of spherical tokamaks many of the assumptions of drift kinetic and neoclassical theory (e.g. small plasma inverse aspect ratio and low ratio of toroidal Larmor r…

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2011

Axisymmetric plasma equilibria with toroidal flow are investigated using a two-fluid analysis, taking into account the presence of momentum and current drive, together with dissipative effects. The equilibria are described by a set of three equations describing the spatial variation of poloidal magnetic flux, plasma pressure and toroidal magnetic f…

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2010

In this work, the radial transport of tracers in an H-mode run in the CUTIE code [A. Thyagaraja et al. , Phys. Plasmas 12 , 090907 (2005)] is analyzed globally. Several techniques are applied to the study of the trajectories performed by the tracers, measuring the degree of self-similarity in the motion and searching for long range spatial and temp…

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2010

It is shown that the transition from L-mode to H-mode regimes in tokamaks can be reproduced using a two-fluid, fully electromagnetic, plasma model when a suitable particle sink is added at the edge. Such a model is implemented in the CUTIE code [A. Thyagaraja et al. , Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids 23 , 475 (2004)] and is illustrated on plasma parameters t…

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2010

Inviscid, incompressible hydrodynamics and incompressible ideal magnetohydrodynamics MHD share many properties such as time-reversal invariance of equations, conservation laws, and certain topological features. In three dimensions, these systems may lead to singular solutions involving vortex and current sheets. While dissipative viscoresistive eff…

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2009

Equations describing the nonrelativistic motion of a charged particle in an arbitrary noninertial reference frame are derived from the relativistically invariant form of the particle action. It is shown that the equations of motion can be written in the same form in inertial and noninertial frames, with the effective electric and magnetic fields in…

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2009

It has been suggested that radial transport in turbulent plasmas may be nonlocal and non-Markovian. In this paper the transport of test particles in the global, electromagnetic, three-dimensional code CUTIE [A. Thyagaraja and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 12 , 090907 (2005)] is characterized. This code includes a nonlinear feedback mechanism between the m…

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2008

A full orbit test-particle approach is used to study the collisional transport of impurity (carbon) ions in spherical tokamak (ST) plasmas with transonic and subsonic toroidal flows. The efficacy of this approach is demonstrated by reproducing the results of classical transport theory in the large aspect ratio limit. The equilibrium parameters used…

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